Alumni/ae Events


The Office of Alumni/ae holds regional gatherings throughout the year including the denominational gatherings and Annual Conferences within the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. From time to time, there are retreats and travel opportunities as well. The main event of the year is the Alumni/ae and Friends Day. The day-long event includes the Wickett Lecture delivered by a noted scholar or theologian, panel discussions, Distinguished Alumnus/ae Luncheon, and the Alumni/ae Association Annual Meeting. Throughout the year, all alumni/ae are invited to participate in campus activities including the CST Convocation held each fall, lectures, concerts, and the Whitehead Film Festival.


Arts Integration in Worship: A Deeper Connection by Music Serving the Word
Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2015
Mudd Theater, Claremont School of Theology
Free for CST students
$50 for non-students $30 CEU fee

In a two-day workshop on the Claremont School of Theology campus, Music Serving the Word Ministries will offer various clinics and presentations designed to create a more effective integration of the arts in worship. Intended for pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians, session topics will include:

  • A practical understanding of the impact music and the visual arts can have for modern day worshippers
  • Unifying a ministry team in support of integrated arts concepts
  • A pastor’s view on the intersection of liturgy and the arts
  • Techniques to identify potential worship leaders and other artists who can be vibrant, successful members of a ministry team
  • A technical session for sound reinforcement
  • A technical session for visual arts presentation
  • Tips for churches with limited budgets

To register click here.





2015 Denominational Conferences


Alumni/ae and Friends Gatherings

Denominational conference season is upon us and CST will be represented at many. Look for us at booths, receptions, lunches and dinners to connect with your fellow alumni/ae or just to chat. Below is a list of when and where we will be by date:

UCC Southern California Nevada Regional Assembly
June 5 & 6 - Booth
June 6 - Alumni/ae and Friends Breakfast at 8:00 am
The Filling Station Café
201 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866
Cost: $15 per person (payment due at event)
RSVP: alumni@cst.edu

UMC Oregon Idaho Annual Conference
June 11 Alumni/ae and Friends Lunch at 12:00 pm
Salem Convention Center
RSVP directly through the conference registration.

UMC Rocky Mountain Annual Conference
June 12 - Alumni/ae & Friends Breakfast
YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park
Cost: No cost for those who have a meal ticket and are staying at the lodge.
If not, there will be a $5 cost at the door.
RSVP directly through the conference registration.

UMC Cal Nevada Annual Conference
June 17-20 - Booth
June 17 - Alumni/ae & Friends Lunch at 11:30 am
El Torito
1590 Old Bayshore Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Cost: $15 per person (payment due at event)
RSVP: alumni@cst.edu

UMC Cal Pac Annual Conference
June 18-20 - Booth
June 19 - Alumni/ae & Friends Breakfast at 7:00 am
University of Redlands- Casa Loma Room
RSVP directly through the conference registration.

UMC DSW Annual Conference
June 17 – Admissions: Orientation to Ministry
June 20 - Alumni/ae & Friends Lunch at 11:30 am
Renaissance Glendale Hotel
RSVP directly through the conference registration.

UUA General Assembly
June 24-28 - Booth
June 24- Alumni/ae & Friends Lunch with Dr. Jeffrey Kuan and Dr. Philip Clayton at 11:30 am
Casa Del Matador
2424 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
Cost: $15 per person (payment due at event)
RSVP: alumni@cst.edu

June 24- Happy Hour with Dr. Philip Clayton from 5-7 pm
Doug Fir Restaurant & Bar
830 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
Appetizers will be provided.
RSVP: alumni@cst.edu

June 25- Book signing with Dr. Philip Clayton at the CST Booth #641 from 2-3:30 pm

Episcopal General Convention
June 26 Alumni/ae and Friends Lunch at 12:00 pm
Hilton Salt Lake City Center- Topaz Room
255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Cost: $30 per person (payment due at event)
RSVP: alumni@cst.edu

UMC PNW Annual Conference
June 27 - Alumni/ae & Friends Lunch at 11:30 am
Trac Center, Pasco, WA
Bring your lunch and look for the CST reserved tables at the general dinning area.

UCC General Synod
June 26-30 - Booth
June 27 - Alumni/ae & Friends Lunch at 11:30 am
Cleveland Convention Center- Room 17
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
RSVP: alumni@cst.edu

Disciples of Christ General Assembly
July 19-23 - Booth
July 21: CST & Disciples Seminary Foundation Alumni/ae & Friends Lunch
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Hyatt Regency Columbus – Taft A&B Room

RSVP directly through the conference registration under the Disciples Seminary Foundation Lunch.

If you have any questions please contact
Noemi Ortega at (909) 447-2545 or nortega@cst.edu